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Archbishop Cranmer CofE Primary Academy Striving for life in all its fullness. John 10: 10

Mrs Wicks and Mrs Green - Class 5

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Welcome to Class 5 with Mrs Wicks and Mrs Green.


This page  has useful information about the day to day running of Class 5 and  about what we get up to  in our busy, exciting classroom. 


In Class 5 Mrs Wicks teaches on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Mrs Green teaches on Thursdays and Fridays. We both  work alongside our teaching partner, Miss Wilkinson.


This term our topic is Lost in Space (please see curriculum overview) 

The children will study the history of Galileo and telescopes, delve into the moon landings and space race as well as looking at space exploration today and historically through significant dates, people and events.


Our science focus is: 

Autumn 1 - Earth and Space. The children will learn about the movement of the Earth and moon in relation to the sun, understand the sun, moon and earth as spherical bodies, grasp the science behind day and night and explore the use of sundials.

Autumn 2 - Forces. They will explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity, identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction and recognise that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.


In English we will write texts in a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry genres. The life of Astronauts will provide the stimulus for biographical writing while a short film called 'Pandora' will be the starting point for writing factual report texts. Our class book, ‘Cosmic,’ will be the inspiration for creative writing and descriptive writing will be developed through 'Stories from Space'. Our poetry unit will be based upon 'Cloud Busting' by Malorie Blackman.

Our class text for this term is Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce.


In P.E. we will focus on tri-golf, gymnastics, athletics and tag rugby.


If you have/would like to share any information or expertise on any of the above, please let Mrs Wicks and Mrs Green know!


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Useful information:


  • PE: Our PE lessons are on Monday  afternoons.  Children may come to school in P.E kit which should include appropriate clothing and footwear for both indoor and outdoor activities and the weather that day as most P.E lessons will take place whatever the weather.   Please make sure that all items of clothing are named.


  • Homework: Reading, spellings and times tables form part of weekly homework and any additional homework will be sent home, with an accompanying explanation letter.


  • Spellings will be set on a Monday and tested the following Monday. 10 new spellings will be sent home every Monday to be learned for the following Monday. Children should know how to spell the words and be able to use them in a sentence. This is very important and will also be tested. Spelling Frame will be used as a way to practise their weekly spelling rules at home.


  • Times tables will be set on a Friday and tested the following Friday.


  • Reading diaries are now found in the children's Personal Organisers - we would like the children to read at least three times a week and to see the planner signed at least three times a week by an adult please.


  • Outdoor Learning: A large part of our recovery curriculum this September will be spend time learning outdoors, as we enjoy using the new recovery garden and large grounds we are fortunate to have as a school. Therefore please can you ensure that your child has a suitable waterproof coat every day in school. We would also appreciate it if you can provide your child with a named pair of wellington boots which they can leave in the outdoor shoe box. This will enable us to provide opportunities to take their learning outside. Children can also bring in indoor shoes to wear inside to keep our take-care school looking clean and tidy as well as enjoying some home comforts.

Year 5 non-negotiables

Autumn Term Curriculum Overview- Lost in Space

Good Reads for Year Five and beyond!

Parent/ Carer Reading Comprehension Questions